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Unigroup's January 2017 Meeting Announcements



UNIGROUP GENERAL MEETING

Topic:
The Latest WiFi Standards

Speaker:
Conor Lyons, Sr. Solutions Architect, Advanced Solutions Group,
ITsavvy

Date:
Thursday, 26-JAN-2017      (** Special 4th Thursday **)

Location:
The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: 502    (*** New Building: 5th Floor ***)
** Please RSVP **

Time:
6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Cost:
Please see the Fee Schedule below.


MEETING INTRODUCTION

Unigroup wishes you a Happy New Year 2017!

Unigroup's January 2017 meeting will be on the Latest Wireless Communications WiFi Standards.

*** Note: This meeting is happening +1 week later than normal.

Unigroup Elections: Unigroup holds Board of Director Elections every January. If you are a Unigroup Member and would like to run for the Unigroup Board, please contact us on or before our January meeting. Board members are expected to regularly attend Unigroup General and Board Meetings, and basically help the rest of the board run Unigroup. If you would like to help out Unigroup, but not join the board officially, please let us know. Unigroup needs your help! Unigroup is a not-for-profit volunteer organization, and has been serving the Greater NYC Metro Unix/Linux/BSD Users Community for over 30 years!


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DIRECTIONS

   Location:
      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
      Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month)

   Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
   new building with the non-traditional appearance.
   Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street.

   Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
   Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
     directions to the Unigroup Meeting Room.

   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                   then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
     'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                   then 1 block South.
     '4/5/N/Q'     to Union Square, then walk South and East.
                   or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place.
     'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.
                   or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place.

   Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

   There are parking lots on Broadway, at (or just South of) 8th
   Street, across from the West side of Cooper Square, as well
   as various others in the area.


PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Topic: The Latest WiFi Standards

Related Topics/Keywords:

Computer Network Communications, Wireless/WiFi, 802.11, Standards.

Introduction & Description of Talk:

This talk will be an overview of Wireless WiFi Communications Standards and WiFi Fundamentals.

Presentation Outline:

References & Web Resources:

   Wi-Fi Alliance:
     http://www.wi-fi.org

   IEEE 802.11ac (Wikipedia):
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11ac

   IEEE 802.11 (Wikipedia):
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11

   IEEE 802.11 Working Group:
     http://www.ieee802.org/11

   IEEE-SA Standards "GET 802" Program:
     http://standards.ieee.org/about/get/802/802.11.html

   "802.11ac: A Survival Guide" at O'Reilly Labs:
     http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1234000001739

   Network Computing on How Does MU-MIMO Work?
     http://www.networkcomputing.com/wireless-infrastructure/how-does-mu-mimo-work/748964231

   Cisco Technical WhitePaper on 802.11ac Wi-Fi:
     http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/aironet-3600-series/white_paper_c11-713103.html


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Conor Lyons, Solutions Architect

Conor brings an in-depth knowledge of designing and deploying local area networks, security, and wireless solutions with a proven track record for resolving mission critical issues while adapting to rapidly changing environments that ensure bottom line success.

Conor has more than 10 years in diverse information technology and industry experience. He has fulfilled multiple roles in systems design, deployment and support of wireless and network-based access controlled solutions. Conor is an experienced lead engineer of network technologies ranging from LAN/WAN, Security, Datacenter, and Wireless. He has hundreds of WLAN deployments in through his career with over 20,000 access points deployed.

Conor's professional career includes: ITsavvy Inc, Marcum Technologies, Core BTS, Custom Computer Specialists, St. John's University, Intelligent Network Communications, ICOA/Webcenter Technologies, and a central school district.

Credentials:
DeVry University - Bachelor, Network & Communication Management.
Johnson & Wales University - BS, Network Engineering.
Technologies: LAN/WAN, 802.11, 802.1X, DHCP, DNS, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, HSRP, TLS, VSS, VoIP, mDNS, Multicast.


COMPANY BIOGRAPHY

For information about ITsavvy, please visit: http://www.itsavvy.com


GIVEAWAYS

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR/Pearson, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both publishing companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.

Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to restock.


FEE SCHEDULE

Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group, and its members pay a yearly membership fee. For Unigroup members, there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during their membership year. Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup meetings are usually required to pay a "Single Meeting Fee".

         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
         Student Yearly Membership (with current! ID):   $ 25.00
         Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

** However, we are planning Pizza and Soft Drinks for this meeting.

Our thanks go to Red Hat for sponsoring the food service for this meeting!


Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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